I'm looking for examples of internet amateur detecting and/or exposing crimes, frauds, etc., ideally through fora, but also blogs or mailing lists. For example, MeFi's Kaycee Nicole work, or (as a negative example) Reddit's misplaced accusation in the Boston Bombing. The more direct links you can provide, the better.
I have a site that I have started a few months ago. It is a site where I am selling random stuff right now and seeing what works. I have had some conversion from Reddit posts that got a few thousand hits so that seems to be helping but it is not always reliable since you never know what is going to go viral. Also, I'd like to open up more channels for selling. The problem is that acquiring visitors can be expensive. Does anyone know of any reasonably priced ways to generate good targeted traffic in 2015? I am not looking for SEO as an answer. I am interested in promoting the products on this site and getting conversions. I am still working on improving the site but I already know that it can convert at a reasonably good rate so my problem now is just acquiring visitors at a reasonable price.
Sometime last year (or maybe the year before?) while browsing r/creepypms I came across a painfully hilarious (hilariously painful?) exchange between some folks probably on steam. I haven't been able to find it again and reddit is a total cluster when it comes to browsing history so I'm turning to you all for help. [more inside]
What general purpose reddit-like online communities do people use outside of the US? Do they have subreddit-type features? Do they support topical discussions? Do they have NSFW channels? Is there a Chinese or Japanese equivalent?
I think it's about time I unplugged myself from Reddit. But where will I get my hobby news/content/funny pictures? I'd like suggestions for replacements for my current subs that: (A) have variable time investment possible, (B) have decent, rotato (or at least not disgusting) comment communities, and (C) where the communication is focused around the topic (e.g. comments on a post) as opposed to the user (e.g. reposting to your personal profile). List of topics inside! [more inside]
I have the reddit app on my phone and enjoy reading it on occasion, but I've noticed that I cannot pull it up on my laptop (Macbook Pro). If I type in www.reddit.com, I get a blank screen. Not even a 404. This has been going on for months. [more inside]
There seems to be a newish, popular bra size measuring technique from the Reddit, but it's at odds with the old method used by dept stores and Victoria's Secret. Which way is best? [more inside]
I saw a picture earlier this year, probably on Reddit and/or Imgur, of two young kids on a carnival ride having the time of their lives. Right behind them were two slightly older kids or teens looking sullen and glued to their phones. The general layout was something like this. Does anyone remember seeing it, or can you help me find it? [more inside]
I like reading Reddit's /bestof comments and have been following for a while. However, the /bestof page only keeps a month or so of history. Is there a way to find every comment that's ever been bestof'd?
Can Metafilter offer a plausible explanation of what is going on in this curious vintage photo of a group of women holding up a stained mattress and a pillow? [more inside]
I have a fairly extensive posting history that I'd prefer to keep secret in a particular subreddit. I foolishly did not create a throwaway username for the subreddit. Is there a way to do that retroactively though? As in, could I create a throwaway username and maybe have the subreddit's mods change the author of those posts from my main username to my throwaway one or something? Alternatively, how could I cache all the posts in an easily hide-able and transfer-able format (i.e. something more like a .txt file and less like a bookmark) and upload them to dropbox and/or email them to myself before deleting them from my reddit profile?
I'd like to find some good subreddits that you wouldn't necessarily locate using a simple, type-in-a-likely-name search. Two pairs of examples: r/AskHistorians and r/twoxchromosomes (intuitive titles, but maybe you'd try r/history and r/feminism instead), and r/Wheredidthesodago and r/InternetIsBeautiful (impossible to imagine locating via a search).
I'm in a new relationship, long distance. We skype almost daily. Often, mid-convo, I can tell his attention is on something else. Turns out he's flipping through Reddit. This makes me feel hurt, b/c he's not listening to me. When I suggest we end the convo and talk the next day, he says, "No, no! I'm done! I'm done!" Then I feel like a nagging mom, policing his behavior. What should I do? [more inside]
Is there a mashup of reddit and metafilter? Err more specifically is there a site out there basically identical to metafilter but with more subcommunities? [more inside]
II am trying to get a handle on web content and which content has, overall, the best stickiness. Sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr are, as near as I can tell, mostly visual. Blog and microblogging sites like Wordpress and Twitter are word based. Quora, Reddit and Metafilter are information sharing communities. Podcasts and music sites like MySpace or Soundcloud are, for the most part, sound focused. And then you have sites like Facebook and Google+ that are trying to combine the best of all of them. [more inside]
What's the easiest way to achieve this Reddit-lite interface? [more inside]
A week or 2 ago, I came across a photo gallery on imgur.com of photos of Brazilian military police using APCs and bulldozers to tear down favela housing in preparation for the World Cup and Olympics. I think I found it via a link from mefi, or possibly reddit. I have searched both sites for it, and done some googling, but I just can not find it. Hope me?
What are your anniversary traditions? [more inside]
How do I keep my reddit account despite having derped my password? [more inside]
My google-fu is failing me, in finding a link of curated "best of"s for Reddit's popular "I am a.... Ask me anything!" posts. Help!! [more inside]
What is the best comment or thread you've ever seen on reddit? [more inside]
My reddit page suddenly started looking like this. What's going on? I'm on an iMac running Snow Leopard, with the latest Firefox 4. [more inside]
I want a weight loss community for people like me. [more inside]
[Craigslist filter] Asking for a friend: Why would someone slip "reddit" at the bottom of a Craigslist room for rent ad posted in San Francisco, CA? SEO? Magic keyword?
Question about posting a video of an attack on a bus driver in the hope that viewers might be able to identify the attackers. [more inside]
What websites would you like to see have their comments stripped away? [more inside]
Dr Zoidberg emoticons? [more inside]
Metafilter and other social media sites are excellent places to learn new things. Yet it's probably true for everyone that most of the world isn't like me and doesn't like the things I like, and I don't have the time to check every topic for interest value. How do you use Metafilter and similar sites to most efficiently find topics/people that interest you? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out if a server I'm working on can withstand being linked to by very high traffic websites. Can anyone tell me the basic traffic characteristics of, say, a front page link from: Drudge Report, Yahoo! Buzz, Huffington Post, Slashdot, Reddit, or Digg? I'm using ab (ApacheBench) and I'd like to have some idea of how many requests, and at what level of concurrency, I should be trying to make this server capable of pushing out. Thanks! [more inside]
I've become bored of digg, slate and reddit. I'd like some substitutes (but not too close of substitutes that I get quickly bored again). [more inside]
Is reddit.com down? I've not been able to ping it or load the page all day.
You know those little icons for digg, delicious, reddit, etc. that are appearing on blogs and websites practically everywhere now? Which site has the most in a row? Or: What site caters to the most types of social tagging software? [more inside]